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Child and Family Health

The Northwestern Health Unit provides services, resources and support to families - before, during, and after pregnancy.  

Health before pregnancy
Check out information about the changes you can make now, for a healthy child later.

Health during pregnancy
Find pregnancy-related resources and connect with health unit prenatal education opportunities.

Being a parent
View tips for parenting and find out about the health unit home visiting program, Healthy Babies, Healthy Children, breastfeeding  and other supports.

Preschool speech and language
Learn about hearing and vision milestones and the screening and support services provided by the health unit.

Infant hearing and vision
Learn about hearing and vision milestones and screening services provided by the health unit.

Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI)
The NWHU is working towards their BFI designation.  Find out what this means for you.
Public Health Question
  • Q:
    What are the benefits of breastfeeding my baby?
    A:
    ​Here are a few of the many reasons why breastfeeding offers your baby the best start in life. Breastfeeding: Gives your baby all the nutrition they need to grow and develop; Promotes brain development; Decreases the risk of Sudden Infant Death...